Well it wasn’t long for me to find an excuse to smoke. I’m over at a buddy’s house hanging out that smokes and sure enough what do I say. Hey “can I bum a smoke”. Well I didn’t buy any.
First and foremost getting into the car on the way over to his house, I realized I probably would be weak and find a reason to smoke. Some morning coffee and Xbox with an old buddy. This was a situation I needed to avoid. If your serious about cessation and living longer, avoid these types of enviornments, hanging out some where well nothing really structured is going on. Just hanging out leads to boredom and a quick vise. The inafmous ciggerette
Day 5 was better, I smoked 2 ciggerettes :-)
Day 6, still going strong, having to look at my jar of yuck constantly to finish this quit!
Well call this, what not to do. I’m over stuffing myself when I eat. I have the munchies extremely bad, but I’m surprisingly going strong on the no smoking.
I ate to the point that my stomach hurt at dinner time. I have been back and forth from the TV to the computer periodically just so as not to be just sitting in one spot the whole night getting an itch to smoke. Besides when I was cooking tonight I haven’t felt the urge in a few hours, but again nice quick meal so I’m not having to wait for the food, so I didn’t want to relax and smoke.
I have been trying to keep busy as much as possible and finally I found the time to come back with an update to cessation today. All is well and even though I’ve had to go check on my little display to keep me on track with the quit. But I’m still strong.
I also just briefly caught the end of Oprah Winfrey show today about the damage smoking causes our body, and even more over our lungs and the sometimes irreversible damage caused by it. I will be scouring the Internet for this or if some where someone out has a TIVO of this and could somehow get me a copy that would be great, anyways time to fly, sitting makes me anxious~
Well like most, smoking cessation is something I’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to doing. Then again I’m sure it’s the same for anyone else reading this post that smokes.
It’s one of those things we put off that we really can’t afford to put off any longer. “Smoking Cessation is now” this is the final straw for me.
I will be blogging this experience, and documenting my cravings and attitude during various parts of the day to help reflect some of the changes you might expect when you decide to quit smoking. Like the heartburn at night, the bad hiccups when I wake up in the morning. Though these could be just my experience and not typical.
Basically tricks and tips for anyone else trying to quit. I will also include tips on how to avoid situations that require, or bring up the urge to smoke. But I am NO DR.
This blog will also chronologically date events associated with these chest pains in-case it maybe worse then just a pain.
Seeing as I felt like I was about to die the last few nights the pains are that bad, I decided this was the perfect time to put into action a plan of attack in combating this horrible addiction to nicotine and cigarettes in general, and with all their add chemicals to help keep you stay hooked, it’s the perfect opportunity to get healthy in 2008……
I did it, today is day 2. I quit smoking yesterday. YAY! Well, no hold the applause for just a moment. You see, today is only day two and I’m starting to lose it. This has to be one of the strangest things I’ve ever decided to do and I’m sure it only adds to the pressure. No not smoking cessation, but by blogging and documenting the “QUIT”. It adds to the pressure.
On top of that, this is my first documented journal of any sorts and in the literal sense, it’s a public journal, so it could be confusing as well as a bit personal. But it should be fun and interesting none the less, especially when I look back on it in the future as a non-smoker. This was the therapy I needed.
The only bad part about the blog posts is it requires being on the computer and this sucks. So I basically have to restructure my hobbies and pastimes at the moment, so forgive me if the posts are slow coming right now.